TROJAN TOPICS

Voume 2 Edition #24 January 22nd, 2023

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 23 -
  • January 24 -
  • January 25 - T-TIME - IPS LESSON
  • January 26- Senior Cap & Gown Picture Retake @ 8:00am
  • January 27 - T-TIME -Academic Activities, National Honor Society Meeting & Europe Trip meeting

SPORTING/ACTIVITY EVENTS

  • January 23 - Bowling (Home)
  • January 24 - Band Concert @ 7:00pm
  • January 25 - Bowling (Away), League Scholars Bowl @ AHS 4:00 PM
  • January 26 - Bowling (Away)
  • January 27 - Boys & Girls Wrestling vs Salina Central (Away)
  • January 28 - Forensics (Away), Boys Wrestling (Home), Boys Swimming (Away)

SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

PANORAMA

We will be administering the Panorama Survey to students on February 15th during T-Time. An email with details was sent to parent email addresses. Due to new state legislation, parents must opt their child in when a survey is non-academic in nature. This survey will provide us with feedback about the climate and culture at Andover High School. If you have not responded to the opt-in form and would like to do so, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/6mDxEh5SsiJSxjGHA

-Mr. Riedy

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Are you considering joining National Honor Society? Invitations will be mailed to eligible students soon. See the requirements below to make sure you will be eligible to apply.

  • Sophomore or Junior
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
  • 40 hours of community service - starting the summer after 8th grade until the application deadline
  • Leadership roles - positions held at school or in the community after 8th grade
  • Teacher recommendations

If you have questions about membership, see Miss Mendenhall (2207) or Mrs. Garnica (1504). There will be an informational meeting during T-Time on January 27th for students wanting to apply (passes will be included in the invitation letter).

BAND CONCERT

AHS Bands will have their first concert of the year on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Admission is free. AHS Jazz I, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band will be performing a variety of pieces and we look forward to sharing our progress with you!

DETENTION

Students must have detention time served prior to attending the homecoming dance on Friday, February 3rd.

SENIOR PICTURE RETAKES

Senior Cap & Gown makeups are January 26th from 8am to 9am in Gym B for any senior still needing to take a cap and gown photo.

All picture for all students can be found by texting your pass code to 90738 or visit: galleries.photoday.io

Cap & Gown images will be uploaded to a general school gallery as well as each student's private gallery.

To access AHS cap and gown images text AHSCAP23 to 90738

Access can also be achieved on your computer browser by clicking on galleries.photoday.io and using the same codes shown above.

If you access the gallery prior to the photoshoot, you can purchase a prepay credit to be used toward your evental order. Purchasing a credit earns you free shipping and 10% off your order.

Refer any questions to Pete Iseman Photography using the contact info below.


Pete Iseman

wichitaphoto@gmail.com

Pete Iseman Photography
316-258-8852
www.isemanphotography.com

COURSE ENROLLMENT COMING SOON

Current 8th-grade students will begin to receive AHS course enrollment information very soon. Course enrollment will open up on Monday, February 6th via PowerSchool. There will be an enrollment fair at AHS on Wednesday, February 15th from 6 pm until 8 pm. This will be a great opportunity for incoming 9th graders to ask enrollment questions pertaining to course selection and options. There will also be an informational session available for parents and students. Course enrollment will close on Friday, February 24th.

RESPECT

This month, we’re focusing on respect, which comes in many forms: respect for life, for property, for parents, for elders, for nature, and for the beliefs and rights of others. Respect includes being courteous and polite, as well as respecting yourself by avoiding self-criticism. We can model respect for our children regarding how we speak to and treat them. Respect is not only an important character trait, but it can also be a source of real joy! Respect implies a certain appreciation, which makes us more aware of other people’s needs and feelings.


Excel: Honor Those Who Serve

Celebrate members of your community who lead through service to others. Write “Thank You” notes to someone that has helped or served your family. Consider people in your community like veterans, teachers, nurses/doctors, ministers, bus drivers, police officers, firefighters, mail

carriers, etc. Deliver these notes with a special treat.

TROJAN SHOUT OUTS

ALL STATE ORCHESTRA

Congratulations to Sophie Theissen & Sharon Sun. They both made the All State Full Orchestra. Sophie received the 6th highest score, and Sharon was 1st in the state!

ALL-STATE JAZZ BAND

Congratulations to Ben Schillings for making the All-State Jazz Band!!

STATE DEBATE

KSHSAA 5A State Championship

Qualifier - Nabaa Al-Amood and Surabhi Rao

Qualifier - Preston Cyrier and Josh Suazo

4th place Quarterfinalist - Annie Nguyen and Peyton Gantz

4th place Quarterfinalist - Farouk Gamaleldin and Braden Rupp

Big picture

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE

PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED

Andover High School is hiring resource paras for the spring semester. Use the link to apply. Email Sheryl Wiele (wieles@usd385.org) with questions.

Detention Schedule

This is a link to the detention schedule.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS

Spirit Aerosystems will be at CAPS on Thursday, February 9th, discussing their summer internship program. They are inviting any students from AHS that might be interested in this opportunity. There will be two information sessions: 11:00-11:30 and 12:30-1:00. Students can attend either session. In order to attend, students need to have their own transportation, and parents will have to excuse their students from school to participate in the event.


To be eligible, students must be 16 by June 1.


Students can sign up to attend using this form: Spirit Aerosystems Internship Info Session Signup

ACT WORKSHOP @ WSU

Carolyn Devane will be offering her ACT Prep workshop for the first time at Wichita State University on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The early-bird price for this workshop is $60 and includes lunch.

This is a great opportunity for students to get a refresher before taking the state-wide ACT exam in late February or early March.

Scoring well on the ACT unlocks additional scholarship dollars for your students which can be transformational. Although there was a brief period during COVID where universities stopped requiring ACT scores, most have re-instituted ACT scores as part of how they award scholarships.

UPCOMING CAMPUS VISITS - Click here

Click here to find out what universities or programs are coming to AHS for visits.

SCHOLARSHIPS - CLICK HERE

This page shows upcoming scholarships. Several local scholarship deadlines are coming up!!

Class Of 2023 Information CLICK HERE

Sunday, May 14 - Class of 2023 Graduation @ Trojan Stadium - 1pm

ATHLETIC HAPPENINGS

BOOSTER CLUB MEETINGS

The Trojan Booster Club will be meeting the following evenings @ 6:00 pm in the Commons.
  • February 13th
  • March 6th
  • April 24th

Also, the position of President for the 2023-24 school year needs to be filled, if anyone is interested, please contact Dana Lonergan at 316.559.7562. Thank you.

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AVCTL Calendar

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